Two O-level attempts and a few years of part-time work to fulfil her pre-school teacher dream

Ms Dashini Peragash is one of some 700 graduates from NIEC's pioneer cohort who received a diploma in early childhood development and education. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
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SINGAPORE - Ms Dashini Peragash has always had an affinity for young children and wanted to be a pre-school teacher like her mother.

But it took her two tries at the O-level examination, settling for an alternative course at the Institute of Technical Education and several years of part-time work at an enrichment centre as a teaching assistant, before she could apply to study early childhood education.

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